Retail design: smoke & mirror

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Retail design: smoke & mirror

Baku QVB recently re-opened its doors after a full fitout transformation in this awkward 12M x 2M deep site on the highly trafficked lower ground floor. Creating an illusion of space was key to making the new design work for Baku; playing tricks with mirror, introducing a new reflective materials palette and exercising restraint with […]

Industrial Antiques

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Industrial Antiques

Dock 1 industrial antiques is a treasure trove of character finds. Dock 1 has been trading for years in three sites across Sydney. The old Newtown retail warehouse is now home to Berkelouw Bookstore & cafĂ©. A fantastic renovation and slick example of adaptive re-use. The Marrickville Dock 1 has since closed up shop, but […]

Bankwest

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Bankwest

Design Clarity started working with Bankwest in Jan 2007 and created the very original & very successful ‘Iceberg’ Bankwest model. A brand new retail banking concept was born around a central idea of friendly ‘stores’ rather than traditional branches & happy customers instead of long queues; cafe-style banquettes & semi-private consultation igloos.